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Medical Marijuana


Hi, Billy Mckee here, I am the director for GreenCross which is an online support group for medicinal users of marijuana.

I, all GreenCross members and 10-20,000 self medicating NZ`ers from the bottom of our hearts thank the Greens Party and all the other MP`s who supported the compassionate Medical Marijuana bill yesterday in parliament.

We are saddened and disgusted with the remaining cold heartless MP`s who chose to let people suffer in pain, some confined to bed or wheelchairs and ultimately dying, by denying them the only medicine that works for them and has worked for 1,000`s of years as healthy food and healing medicine.

These 80 odd MP`s also ignored numerous national and international recommendations for the use of medical marijuana, they ignored the fact that polls have indicated a 63% plus public support for this proven herb.

This is not democratic and is another method of grinding down the poor and disabled which the National govt excels at.

Prescription drugs kill many people every year, if we could use them we would, but the side effects are lethal. The late great Micheal Jackson is recent proof of the dangers.

We want safe medicine. This is our right and stipulated in the Human rights act, it is also allowed for in the Misuse of drugs act but ignored by some MP`s..

This issue is gone from parliament for now but the problem continues. I urge people to join Norml and/or GreenCross online (we can help with defence), plead "not guilty" and "trial by jury". This will place more pressure on an already overloaded and inefficient system.

Stand up for your rights against this draconian and failed law

ENDS

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